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EWG rating for Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100






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Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100

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About the Product
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Based on EWG's modeling, the UV protection is significantly lower than the SPF value would indicate.

SPF values above 50 offers a false sense of security. Read more

Contains oxybenzone, a hormone disrupting chemical. Read more

Sunscreens can break down while still in the bottle. To be safe dispose of products when the mixture clumps or separates.

This product contains chemical active ingredient(s) that the FDA does not have enough health safety data to classify as safe and effective: AVOBENZONE, OCTOCRYLENE, OXYBENZONE


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Ingredients

Ingredients from label Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.5%, Octocrylene 8.0%, Oxybenzone 3.5%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, LAURYL PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, HYDRATED SILICA, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BEESWAX, ACRYLATES/C12-22 ALKYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, METHYLPARABEN, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, POLYETHYLENE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PROPYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, STEAROXY DIMETHICONE, METHYL DIHYDROABIETATE, PHENYLISOPROPYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE/ISOSTEARATE/DIMER DILINOLEATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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Data Availability

Ingredient Name & Details

PROPYLPARABEN

Concerns: Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (high), Ecotoxicology (low)

BENZYL ALCOHOL

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (high), Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Occupational hazards (high)

BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE

Concerns: Cancer (low), Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (high)

OXYBENZONE active ingredient 3.5%

Concerns: Cancer (low), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

METHYLPARABEN

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate), Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

LAURYL PEG/ PPG-18/ 18 METHICONE

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE

Concerns: Cancer (low), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate), Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

AVOBENZONE active ingredient 2.5%

Concerns: Cancer (low), Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Contamination concerns (BENZOIC ACID, 4-T-BUTYLBENZOIC ACID, BENZALDEHYDE, P-ANISIC ACID, ACETOPHENONE, and DIBENZOYLMETHANE)

OCTOCRYLENE active ingredient 8%

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Use restrictions (moderate), Persistence and bioaccumulation (low), Ecotoxicology (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

CYCLOHEXASILOXANE

Concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Ecotoxicology (low)

ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

HYDRATED SILICA

Concerns: Cancer (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)

BEESWAX

Concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

ACRYLATES/ C12-22 ALKYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER

Concerns: Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)

Concerns: Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

POLYETHYLENE

Concerns: Allergies/immunotoxicity (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

DISODIUM EDTA

Concerns: Enhanced skin absorption

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

Concerns: Cancer (moderate), Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low), Use restrictions (low)

Before you go outside: You should not rely on sunscreen alone.


Wear clothes

Plan around the sun

Don't get burned

Wear sunglasses

Find Shade

Bring Shade
 
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